In March 2019, a sounding rocket is launched for research on the density and temperature of electrons in the lower ionosphere. The rocket´s locking system includes leaf springs from Lesjöfors.
“Similar measurements have been made before, but this will be the first time with a smaller FFU. We have launched a test prototype of the FFU in the Netherlands in cooperation with a local engineering company and we strongly believe in a successful experiment”, says Isabelle Gürsac, one of the KTH students in PRIME.
Leaf Spring with important function
The sounding rocket has an ejection system with a locking device. The locking system contains leaf springs from Lesjöfors with an essential function to control the ejection of the mini probes.
“We are very grateful to our sponsor partners who enable us to carry out research projects like PRIME. We are very pleased with the positive response and the generous contribution of high-quality leaf springs from Lesjöfors”, says Isabelle Gürsac.
After a hopefully successful experiment, the FFU´s can be found through the internalized localization system. The launch will take place at Esrange in Kiruna in March 2019.